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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Thu 21-Feb-13 02:55 PM
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"V1 with 28-300, 55-300 and 30-110 ...best IQ?"
Thu 21-Feb-13 02:59 PM by walk43

Pennsylvania, US
          

I have been evaluating which of the 3 subject lenses to use as a default field lens (best overall IQ )for my V1.

It seems that the focus breathing on the 28-300VR requires cropping on the V1 10mp sensor to get an equivalent FOV as the 55-300 at say 20ft. This makes sense to me as Thom H stated that, from his reviews of the 2 lenses, the 55-300mm has virtually no focus breathing, and the 28-300 is very short of 300mm at shorter FLs...therefore the 55-300 is 300mm at 20 ft and the 28-300 is not.

Obviously, the 30-110 is a wider FOV at 110mm vs 810mm for the 300mm lenses. Therefore, I cropped the images of the 30-110 and 28-300 lenses on the 10MP sensor to the equiv of the 55-300 (true 300mm). The 30-110 had much more noise than the other 2 at equiv settings.

The resulting IQ,(considering sharpness and noise) with no PP, in order of IQ results are:

1st. 55-300VR (best IQ and lighter weight)
2nd. 28-300VR
3rd. 30-110VR

The 55-300VR will be my general purpose walk around field lens for birds, dragonflies etc. With my D800 for best IQ at short distances.

Opinions welcome!!!!

Dan
(Nikon D800, V2 & Sony HX400V SuperZoom)
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RRRoger Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his long history of demonstrated excellence and helping other members with equipment, technique and DSLR video in the true Nikonians spirit. Charter MemberSun 03-Mar-13 04:03 PM
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#1. "RE: V1 with 28-300, 55-300 and 30-110 ...best IQ?"
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Sun 03-Mar-13 04:05 PM by RRRoger

Monterey Bay, US
          

I have a few birds that visit my one acre pond including a Blue Heron.
It is extremely shy and so far only got it flying away.

I am thinking a AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4 on the D800 might be the ticket.
However, mounting it on my V1 might be a viable option also.




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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Sun 03-Mar-13 04:53 PM
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Sun 03-Mar-13 04:56 PM by walk43

Pennsylvania, US
          

Roger,

I also tested my 300 f/4 with and without the TC17 ...and it is clearly my best option for birds with the V1 and does a very good job...not as good as my D800... but good just the same.

I have done some handholding without the TC17 ...but using a tripod is the way to go if you can.

Try it....you will like it!

Here is a pic I took with the 300 f/4 and TC17 on a tripod for a test a few weeks ago. It is posted elsewhere but thought this would keep you from looking for it. Had to shoot at a slower shutter speed (1/125sec) to keep the ISO down (500) and it was cloudy outside.



Dan
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